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Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters rally in the rain in DC to mark a painful present and past

May. 18, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied within sight of the U.S. Capitol, chanting pro-Palestinian slogans and voicing criticism of the Israeli and American governments as they marked a painful present — the war in Gaza — and past — the exodus of some 700,000 Palestinians who fled...

Tunisians stage anti-migrant protest as the number of stranded in transit to Europe grows

May. 18, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

JEBENIANA, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of Tunisians marched through the streets of Jebeniana on Saturday to protest the presence of sub-Saharan migrants who have found themselves stranded as the country ramps up border patrol efforts. Anti-migrant anger is mounting in impoverished...

Georgia's president vetoes media legislation that has provoked weeks of protests

May. 18, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s president on Saturday vetoed the so-called “Russian law” targeting media that has sparked weeks of mass protests. The legislation would require media and non-governmental organizations to register as “pursuing the interests of a foreign...

6 Penn students among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during attempt to occupy building

May. 18, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A half-dozen University of Pennsylvania students were among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during an attempt to occupy a school building, university police said Saturday. Their arrests came a week after authorities broke up a protest encampment on...

French authorities report a sixth fatality in New Caledonia violence

May. 18, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

French security forces reported another death Saturday in armed clashes in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, the sixth fatality in nearly a week of violent unrest scorching the archipelago whose indigenous population has long sought independence. The person was killed...

Georgia's president vetoes the so-called 'Russian law' targeting the media that has sparked weeks of mass protests

May. 18, 2024 10:16 AM EDT
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's president vetoes the so-called 'Russian law' targeting the media that has sparked weeks of mass protests.

Climate activists glue themselves at Munich airport to protest pollution caused by flying

May. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Six climate activists broke through a security fence at Munich airport on Saturday and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, temporarily shutting down flights. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying as the most polluting...

Protesters rally in Peru against decree classifying seven gender identities as “mental illness”

May. 17, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities, including transgenderism, as “mental illnesses.” Protesters also gathered...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

May. 17, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In issuing a full pardon to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed Black Lives Matter protestor, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed a limited executive power to its absolute limit to get a desired outcome in a politically charged...

Subway commuters in Buenos Aires see fares spike by 360% as part of austerity campaign in Argentina

May. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Commuters in Buenos Aires on Friday were hit by an abrupt 360% increase in subway fares, one of the most dramatic price hikes in libertarian President Javier Milei 's harsh budget austerity campaign in Argentina. After weeks of hearings, a judge on...